Comment from Dick Melton
When we moved into Lynn Road it was called Dun Cow Lane (or just Cow Lane from a postcard; Ed); it was a very busy road, as the by-pass was not built until 1990 so all the traffic used this road. Just after the Second World War it was the second busiest road in England in the summer months, the busiest road being London to Brighton. Most of the houses in Lynn Road were built around 1900 though a few were built later. The Dun Cow was pulled down in the Nineties, though there had been a public house on the site since around 1800. The Dun Cow was just one of the pubs that put up a team for the Ingoldisthorpe and District Cribbage League.
Family Story from Katie Thorpe (15 Feb 2020)
My John Smith was born (I think) in Lynn in 1819 to Francis Smith (b1798 Dersingham), a cordwainer, and Mary Cross (same). I believe he grew up in Dersingham/West Newton as his siblings were christened there rather than Lynn. In April 1847 he married Catherine Grimes at West Newton, and for some time he was a shoemaker/cordwainer as well. They had only one child, Mary Ann Smith born December 1848.
By the 1871 census he was with his parents and his family in West Newton at the "Three Tuns", along with a lodger, Joseph George Rainbow, upholsterer. Francis Smith was running the "Three Tuns" as of1861.
Joseph Rainbow married Mary Ann Smith September 22, 1872 at Dersingham. Joseph was employed at Sandringham starting in 1873, eventually in charge of furnishings; he travelled to Denmark several times in Queen Alexandria's entourage in that capacity. (I have some pictures). He built a house in Dersingham he called "The Retreat" which still stands (my sister has the address I believe). But he's another story.
In 1881 and 1891, John and Catherine Smith were at the "Dun Cow" in Dersingham with some of their Rainbow grandchildren present, and sometimes one was employed as a barmaid. Both passed away before the 1901 census.
Daisy Rainbow (b 1884) was my paternal grandmother, and lived with us while I was growing up. She remembered the Dun Cow well and her grandparents - I got the impression that it was Catherine (Grimes) Smith that was the driving force in the family. I have her cookbook, signed "Kate Smith, Three Tuns" - Warne's Model Cookery and Housekeeping Book" 1869 edition.